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Moses Mendelssohns Morgenstunden oder Vorlesungen über das Daseyn Gottes (Erster Theil)

Mendelssohn, Moses

Published by Ben Christian Friedrich Voß und Sohn, Berlin, 1786
Condition: fair Hardcover

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12mo. [14],328,xlii,pp. Three-quarter calf over stiff cardboard with gold-decorated spine. Maroon and green title-labels with gold lettering. Raised bands. Ribbon marker. Red page edges. Title-page vignette. Rare edition of this important work by German Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786) in which he claims that the existence of God and the immorality of the Human soul could be proven. "After reducing the valid proofs for the existence of God to the ontological argument, Kant refuses this argument by means of his conception of existence as a position. Mendelssohn upholds the legitimacy of such an argument and sees it as a bulwark against skepticism and Kant's paradox of the thing-in-itself." (Science Direct). Anmerkungen und Zusätze (Notes and additions) at end. Tailpiece vignette. Heavy age wear on binding. Boards were originally covered with marbled paper which is all worn off. Heavy abrasions on front and rear paste-down. Stamp and signature of previous owners on flyleaf. Some staining and foxing on first- and last few pages, slight sporadic foxing throughout. Text in German, Gothic script. Binding in poor, interior in overall very good condition. Complete in itself, no more volumes were published. Bookseller Inventory # 23873

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Title: Moses Mendelssohns Morgenstunden oder ...

Publisher: Ben Christian Friedrich Voß und Sohn, Berlin

Publication Date: 1786

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fair

Edition: Veränderte Auflage (Revised edition).

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